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Five things to do, May 15-21

The Growlers at the Sinclair, ‘The Princess Bride’: An Evening with Cary Elwes, Boston Handbell Festival, and more.

Psychedelic surf-rock band The Growlers headlines two nights of groovy fun at The Sinclair.

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Psychedelic surf-rock band The Growlers headlines two nights of groovy fun at The Sinclair.


Tuesday-Wednesday, May 16-17

Psychedelic surf-rock band The Growlers headlines two nights of groovy fun at The Sinclair supporting their fifth studio album, City Club, released last year. The Southern California band has toured with the Black Keys and worked with Julian Casablancas of the Strokes. Prepare to dance and headbang to their synth beats. 9 p.m. Tickets $25.


Tuesday, May 16

Revel in the striking sound of 84 handbell musicians playing at once at the 11th annual Boston Handbell Festival at Old South Church. Five choirs will perform together and separately, highlighting classical pieces as well as original works. The Back Bay Ringers, an event cosponsor, will collect donations for their annual gift of hand chimes to a local elementary school. Free. 8 p.m.


Friday, May 19


Share the adventures and true love of Westley and Princess Buttercup all over again with The Princess Bride: An Evening with Cary Elwes at The Wilbur. After a screening of the film, Elwes will take questions and tell behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the beloved 1987 flick. He’ll also discuss his 2014 memoir, As You Wish, and other projects. 7:30 p.m. Tickets $31 and up.


Starting Friday, May 19

King Arthur’s messy love life dominates Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot, directed by Spiro Veloudos at the Lyric Stage. This version boils the story down to its essence — the love triangle of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot — while retaining the treasured songs and even adding two numbers that were cut from the original production. Tickets $25 and up.


Saturday, May 20

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Spend the day exploring the Crane Estate in Ipswich or the Bryant Homestead in Cummington during the Trustees of Reservations’ fourth annual Home Sweet Home open house day. A total of 10 Trustees sites, some which aren’t otherwise open to the public, will host activities like treasure hunts and guided tours. 10 a.m. Free.

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